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Molly Ringwald (born Molly Kathleen Ringwald 18.02.68) is an American actress, singer and author, known for her work on 'The Breakfast Club' and 'Pretty In Pink'.
Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2014, Molly Ringwald has a net worth of 11 million USD.
Childhood: Molly Ringwald was born in Roseville, California, to Adele Edith and Robert Scott Ringwald - a blind jazz pianist. She was born after the death of her older brother, but had two sisters: Beth and Kelly. She studied at Lycée Français de Los Angeles, and became fluent in French at a young age. She went ahead and started her acting career at the age of five, appearing as the dormouse in a stage production of 'Alice Through the Looking Glass'. The following year, she and her father's band, Fulton Street Jazz Band, recorded the song 'I Wanna Be Loved by You'.
Career: Molly Ringwald appeared in a West Coast production of 'Annie' in 1978 at the age of 10. The following year, she took part in the television series 'Diff'rent Strokes', and was chosen to transition with other members of the cast into the spin-off show, 'Facts of Life'. A large portion of the main cast, including Ringwald, were removed from the show at the beginning of the second season. In 1980, she was included in two Disney albums: a patriotic album called 'Yankee Doodle Mickey', and a Christmas album.
In 1982, Ringwald appeared in the film 'Tempest', and was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance. In 1984, Ringwald stared in her break-out-role in the film 'Sixteen Candles'. Due to her admittance to the 80s child actors group known as 'The Brat Pack', Ringwald appeared in the 1985 film 'The Breakfast Club'. The following year, Ringwald stared in 'Pretty In Pink'. Ringwald stated that she was wanting to transition into more mature roles, and (after several cancelled productions), she appeared in the film 'The Pick-up Artist' in 1987.
The following year, she appeared in the film 'For Keeps', before going on to work on 'Fresh Horses'. In the early 1990s, she turned down a number of high-profile roles and moved to Paris, putting her knowledge of the French language to work, and star in various French films. She also occasionally returned to the US to appear in various television series. In 2000, she appeared in a cameo role in the film 'Not Another Teen Movie'. In 2013, Ringwald released a jazz album, 'Except Sometimes', and appeared in the 2014 Christmas film, 'Wishin' and Hopin''. In the same year, she began writing and advice column for 'The Guardian' newspaper.
Personal Life: On 28th July 1999, Molly Ringwald married French writer Valéry Lameignère, although they divorced in 2002. In 2007, Ringwald married Greek-American writer Panio Gianopoulos, after they had a child together, Mathilda, in 2003. In 2009, Ringwald gave birth to twins, Adele and Roman.
Molly Ringwald published an essay in the New Yorker titled 'All The Other Harvey Weinsteins', detailing her own numerous encounters with sexual harassment.
As the sexual abuse scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein continues to dominate news headlines into a third week, Molly Ringwald has come forward with her own accounts of sexual harassment and assault she experienced during her career.
The 49 year old star was one of the most recognisable stars of the 1980s, featuring in hit movies like Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club.
In a new essay published in the New Yorker on Tuesday (October 17th) titled ‘All The Other Harvey Weinsteins’, Ringwald said that she had met Weinstein before as a 20 year old but he did not harass her. However, she detailed lurid experiences she suffered at the hands of directors and power-players in the movie business just before she broke big at the age of 16. She described how a 50 year old crew member and a married director separately made inappropriate advances toward her on set.
The big screen remake of the classic 80s cartoon, sees 'Jem and the Holograms' lose their spark for the YouTube generation.
Taking a classic cartoon and trying to remake it for the big screen is always a tricky business, but in the case of the new Jem and the Holograms movie it’s a critical disaster. The live-action remake of the beloved 80s cartoon hit US cinemas this weekend, leaving a sour taste in the mouth of critics who were left wondering, what happened to the once ‘truly outrageous’ Jem?
Jem and the Holograms on the big screen.
Starring Aubrey Peeples as Jerrica aka Jem, the film’s plot revolves around the shy teen struggling with fame after becoming an internet sensation. After being discovered on Youtube, Jem lands a record deal and her own band, The Holograms (played by Stefanie Scott, Hayley Kiyoko and Aurora Perrineau, but it's not all one big rock and roll fantasy.
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A re-boot of the beloved 1980s animated TV series, 'Jem and the Holograms' hits the big screen in a live action adventure directed by Jon M. Chu, who opens up about the concept of the movie with cartoon creator Christy Marx and stars Aubrey Peeples, Hayley Kiyoko and Molly Ringwald.
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Jerrica Benton lives an uneventful life with her sister Kimber, Aunt Bailey and her foster daughters - but all that's about to change. Jerrica has a secret talent for music, and Kimber doesn't want her to keep it to herself. She secretly films her playing a song and uploads it on to the internet where it goes viral. Pretty soon, they are recruited by the biggest record company in the world who want to turn them, in turn, into the biggest pop group in the world. That means changing their image, their personalities and even their names as Jerrica and her sisters become Jem and the Holograms. The world of fans and touring might be amazing, but pretty soon tensions within the group start to rise as fame causes them to lose sight of who they really are underneath the facade.
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They asked us not to forget about them and 30 years later we’ve kept our promise.
It’s been 30 years since John Hughes’ classic The Breakfast Club hit theatres and changed the teen movie landscape. So what better way is there to celebrate the iconic movie’s birthday, than by bringing it back to the cinemas for a whole new generation.
The Breakfast Club cast reunited in 2010
A restored version of the film will be shown in 430 U.S. theatres for two nights on March 26th and 31st beginning at 7:30 p.m. local time, as part of ‘The Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary’ celebrations presented by Fathom Events, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and BY Experience.
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Juliette Lewis joins In 'mystery role'
For those of you that still don’t believe a movie adaption of Jem and The Holograms is – or at least will – exist, it just got a whole lot more believable. Deadline is reporting that Juliette Lewis and Molly Ringwald are signed on to star.
Molly Ringwald is excited to be part of the project
Lewis, the Oscar-nominated star of Natural Born Killers and Due Date, will join the live-action film adaption, which is based on the 1980s cartoon and popular line of toys in a ‘mystery role’, reports the industry site.
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Molly Ringwald offers a laid back version of Simple Minds' biggest hit 'Don't You (Forget About Me)'
"When I recorded the album...it was really soon after John Hughes passed away. And he was in my mind a lot," Ringwald told Vulture when asked why she decided to record the classic track. "And, I don't know, I felt like I wanted to sing a tribute to him. And also, I wanted to incorporate who I was into who I am." The Breakfast Club - directed by the late great John Hughes - and starring Ringwald, Emilio Estevez and Anthony Michael Hall followed five teenagers as they spend a Saturday detention together and come to realise they are all deeper than their respective stereotypes.
Continue reading: Molly Ringwald Covers The Breakfast Club's 'Don't You (Forget About Me)
'Sixteen Candles' star Molly Ringwald attends a book signing to autograph copies of her new novel 'When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories' at the Miami International Book Fair at the Miami Dade College.
Actress and author Molly Ringwald reads from her new book 'When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories' to an audience during the Miami International Book Fair at Miami Dade College.
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Date of birth
18th February, 1968
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